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Details for problem "Frames & Arrows w/ elementary arithmetic - add & sub"

Quickname: 8518

Suitable for K-12 grades: Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4

Elementary School, Primary School.


Simple frames and arrows chain task with one elementary arithmetic operation, results are to be filled in blank spaces.


Simple frames and arrows chain task with one elementary arithmetic operation, results are to be filled in blank spaces. (Example for this math problem)


The task here is to enter the results in a frames and arrows style chain calculation with the operations addition and subtraction.

The calculation chain is given with a rule, a starting value, and a series of arrows with empty boxes behind them. The rule tells which operation to apply to the start value and then to each of the results. This means that the same operation must be applied in each step. For example, if the rule is "+3", then three must be added to the starting value and the result must be entered in the box following the arrow. Again add the number three to this number, and so on. Proceed in the same way when the rule specifies a subtraction task.

The number range from which all numbers originate can be chosen. The length of the calculation chain and thus the number of calculations to be performed per task can be set.

Topics: Arithmetic Elementary arithmetic Puzzles Whole Numbers

Tags: Addition Subtraction

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Customization options for this problem

Possible values
Number of problems
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Length of chain
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
mixed, addition, subtraction
Number range
20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100
Sample problem
Yes, No

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